Public schools-an engine for democracy

Yesterday Diane Ravitch spoke at Eastside Memorial in Austin as part of a forum sponsored by Strengthen Austin Urban Schools coalition.  (Strengthen Austin Urban Schools is an organization that works for a  transparent process from AISD for decisions made in the school district.)    Other panelists include Karen Dominguez Burke, Occupy AISD, and Dineen Majcher, Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Accountability (TAMSA) Ravitch spoke about the important democratizing influence of our schools on our country the last 100 years, and the important role public schools have […]